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Polblue Swamp track

Barrington Tops National Park

Overview

Walk the easy Polblue Swamp track through high altitude wetlands of Barrington Tops National Park. It’s a short walk with picnic and barbecue facilities nearby.

Where
Barrington Tops National Park
Distance
3km loop
Time suggested
30min - 1hr
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, sunscreen, hat
Please note
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch
  • Please keep to the track as the swamp edge is vulnerable to trampling
  • If you’re bushwalking in this park it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS
  • There are picnic and barbecue facilities at Polblue campground and picnic area

The Polblue Swamp track will take you on a short journey through the wetlands and high altitude forests of the Barrington Tops Plateau. You’ll see the smooth dark trunks of black sally, snow gums with scribbles on their bark and be dwarfed by the towering mountain gums.

From the forest edge, watch as grasses give way to a dense growth of sedges crowding the moss of the swamp. If you’re walking in spring or summer, you may see rare ground orchids along the track and it’s a good walk for spotting wombats and kangaroos.

You can start this easy walk from Polblue campground and picnic area.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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The boardwalk through the Polblue Swamp. Photo: Peter Beard